|Mother Jones Radio 05-08-14: Soldiers and Families Protest the War - Mother Jones Radio|
Finally, military families' protest against the Iraq war has moved into the headlines. One bereaved mother camped out near George Bush's Texas ranch has helped focus attention on families' dissatisfaction with the war. Does Cindy Sheehan's protest in Crawford mean a turning point for America? Mother Jones Radio talks to Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-California), gets a live update from Baghdad correspondent David Enders, and checks in with veterans and military families who oppose the war...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; bush; iraq; military; Cindy Sheehan; anti-war
|Mother Jones Radio 06-05-14: Tracking Down Chile's Torturers; the Ethics of Food; Art vs. War - Mother Jones Radio|
Three decades ago, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's "dirty warriors" tortured Hector Salgado. Now he's tracking them down -- with a camera crew. Salgado tells guest host Peter Laufer about his campaign to confront his abusers face-to-face, and the documentary he's making about the process. As he told Mother Jones magaine, "I’m not going there to beat anyone up. I’m not going to destroy anything...
Keywords: Mother Jones Radio; Augusto Pinochet; torture; Iraq; war; Peter Singer; vegan; vegetarian; Bush; CIA
|Mother Jones Radio 05-10-16: Flight Risk: Whistleblowers Say Boeing Jets are Unsafe - Mother Jones Radio|
This week, we bring you a Mother Jones exclusive report: Are you safe in a Boeing aircraft? Chances are, when you fly, it's in a Boeing plane. Now whistleblowers are saying some of the planes are dangerous. They allege that planes were made with faulty parts, and that those planes have got to be grounded immediately. Investigative editor Sheila Kaplan explains. Meanwhile, in Ohio, Iraq war veteran and rising Democratic star Paul Hackett took up the party's invitation to run for Senate...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; democratic party; iraq; war veterans; whistleblower; Boeing; Paul Hackett
|Mother Jones Radio 06-02-19: The Roots of the Conflict Over the Danish Mohammed Cartoons - Mother Jones Radio|
This week, we get to the roots of the conflict caused by the Danish Mohammed cartoons. We speak with Leena El-Ali, director of the Muslim-Western relations program at Search for Common Ground. Plus, we investigate the growing list of officials who have resigned or been pushed out by the Bush administration. TomDispatch.com editor Nick Turse tells us why the list is so large - 243 and growing. Also, we put President Clinton's economic advisor in the hot seat...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; bush; cartoons; cheney; democratic party; iraq; war veterans
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|Mother Jones Radio 05-10-30: America's Least Wanted: Does the Government Want the Poor Back in New Orleans? - Mother Jones Radio|
Does the federal government want lower-class black residents back in New Orleans? If so, where's their housing? Why are the rebuilding jobs going to Texas laborers working for Texas corporations? Why cut Medicare and Medicaid now, with evacuees already living on the edge? We hear from Roger Hickey, co-director of the Campaign for America's Future, and Bishop Sam Butler, who along with his wife and congregation renovated their former church building into a shelter for New Orleans families...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; drug war; evacuees; federal government; marijuana; medicaid; medicare; new orleans; political satire
|Mother Jones Radio 05-09-11: Katrina's Lessons: How the Disaster Shook Up the Media and Political Establishments - Mother Jones Radio|
What has the political saga around Hurricane Katrina taught politicians, the media, and American citizens? When even Fox News reporters are angrily condemning the government's response, will the Bush administration retain any credibility? Judd Legum of the Center for American Progress' "Progress Report" discusses the media's coverage of FEMA's failure. University of Texas-Austin professor Robert Jensen, talks about race and the media in the wake of Katrina, whose victims in New Orleans were larg...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; 9-11; FEMA; bush; fox news; hurricane; katrina; military; new orleans; political satire; war veterans; military recruiters